Building on existing skills of the National Powerboat Certificate this course is aimed at the powerboat enthusiast who intends to operate in a more challenging environment in daylight hours.
|Boat||6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Narwhal RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine, 4m Narwhal RIB 15hp Honda four stroke engine.|
|Length of Course||2 days|
|Objective||You will be capable of helming in challenging conditions in inshore waters both by day and understand the responsibilities of the skipper of a powerboat.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour, with waters suitable for powerboating in all weathers. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats. Course can also be held at your own club.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Buoyancy aid or lifejacket. Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
Boat preparation, passage planning, weather, passage making (daylight only), advanced boat handling. Using navigation equipment. Role and limitations of SAR crew. Personal, crew and casualty safety. Role of Commercial Skipper Includes endorsements for planing, outdrive, outboard, console control and tiller control.
|Pre Course||National Powerboat Certificate or equivalent. Coastal Navigation for Small Boats or equivalent. Recommendation from your SAR station management.|
Our rowing club is going very well and all Eddie's training last year has proved very useful, including at our Nationals where trained safety boat helms and crews are highly valued! Next season (competition starts again in February 2020), we will have a refurbished 40hp 5 metre RIB in place for safety boat work, so all is looking good now thanks in large part to Sail Cork’s courses!